The Medieval Period Essay

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A set point in the historical time line stands as the medieval period. The medieval period in history was the era in European history – from around the 5th to the 15th century, coming after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and preceding the start of the early modern era. This historical time period has been long since been the victim of film directors and romantic novelists, which has lead to the common, but false, idea of the medieval period consisting of knights and damsels in distress, wizards and dragons, and castles and battles. Although mainly wrong in most parts and being highly historically inaccurate – some aspects of the dramatic works do play true to the original time period. Certainly within British/English history we…show more content…
Another relevant role of the medieval period was the development of parliament later in the period. It is of high relevance to society today – as the controlling force of the country arose from the proposed council of 25 (Magna Carta) and developed into the fully fledged House of Commons and Lords that we know today. Magna Carta also played other, hugely influential roles in the world as we know. The first written constitution is very important in America – with the declaration of independence, signed in ... - being based on this very document. However, the Magna Carta was not always this important, as it was annulled by Pope Urban shortly after King John signed it. Medieval lives were controlled completely by one thing – Christianity. Christianity was part of a person’s live from before they were born until after they died. Christianity rocketed through Europe, serving as a unifying cause for many things – such as the crusades. The crusades were the battle between the Christianity and Islam, over Christendom – the holy land. The crusades lasted for over 200 years but had limited success, ultimately ending in 1291 with the fall of acre. When looking at the relevance and significance of the medieval period, it is good to look at specific medieval topics - like the Crusades. The Crusades were an phenomenon which is obviously interesting in its own right, due to the reasons behind

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